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of their countries. but president obama would bristle at comparisons. >> reporter: it was interesting. on that africa trip, president obama compared mandela to somebody else, to george washington, as the founder of south africa. and also in the sense that mandela stepped down from power voluntarily, just as george washington stepped down after two terms. mandela stepped down after only one. >> an important example to set. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> we're going to begin with the other big story here in the u.s. major ice storm. and one of the worst in years. people from texas to kentucky are being hit the hardest as several states have, in fact, declared states of emergencies. millions could be left without power. elsewhere, so cold, in fact, in the rockies and in the upper plains, some locations are seeing temperatures of 25 below zero. ginger's forecast coming in just a moment. >>> and some big news about the economy today. the labor department reports that some 203,000 jobs were created last month. that number surpasses expectations. the unemploym
and the president has not seen his uncle in 20 years. as for omar obama, an immigration judge said he could stay in the country because he qualified for permanent residency. >>> the man once call called america's top cop back in the big apple. new york mayor elect bill deblass yo announced bill bratton as new yorks's police commissioner. he ran the police force 20 years ago and he vowed to repair the relationship between officers and minority neighborhoods amid the nypd's controversial stop and frisk program, a tactic he has embraced in the pass while the incoming mayor has criticized it, bratton said a book he read when he was 9 will guide him on his new beat. >> i checked this thing out so often that i don't think anybody else in boston ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big
. these are the kinds of declines that the country must look at. we are too divided. is theebody to say obama most respected president is a joke. i do think for al gore to lose ,he election the way he lost it that makes a big thing. will stop you there. thank you for your call. gene says this -- the headline from "the new york times close quote -- times" -- york he points out -- if you are just tuning in, we are focusing on a service -- on a survey that just came out from the pew research center. .ou can get it online the question, is it declining? we will be back with a few more mom and -- with a few more of your calls. preview -- [video clip] talk about at to war on women, look no further than this health-care law. just consider some of the stories i have heard from folks in my district. she and herld me husband received cancellation notices and the replacement would told their premiums. help,he called to ask for the insurance company told marianne that if she does not sign up for a plan to law requires the enrolled her in a suggested policy. this increase will consume their gas and grocery mon
to $15. fast food workers are among the lowest paid workers in the country. >> low wages are being addressed by president obama. in a speech wednesday, the president said he will dough vote the rest of his term to addressing income inequality. >> the idea that a child may never be able to climb out of positivity, that should offend all of us and compel to us action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trends of increase in equality and decreasing equality pose a threat to the american dream and what we stand for around the world. >> wal-mart workers walked off the job on black friday demanding equality. >> hotel workers in seattle tack coma airport got their wages bumped up to $15 an hour from the current $7.25. last year, 200 fast food workers held a one day strike at more than 20 restaurants in new york. what are we expecting today. >> well, stephanie, it certainly remains to be seen, but this movement has picked up steam. this started about a year ago, small in new york with just a few workers walking out, but back here in august this summer, this part
front be communication team and they will do a genuine rea reaction themselves. president obama's twitter account is rarely him. him. >> when you were in teheran and talking pr there is a paradox there isn't there? here we have a hugely conservative country sitting alongside something that is very much of the modern age glonkt how do you think the message went down? i think eventually yo iran has o open up we had a brief moment a couple of months ago where the eye raiiranian people had acceso social media and twitter. i think it's important if iran is trying to pr project a diffet image that is the reality. it has to start having more reforms internally. >> thank you very much indeed. >>> stay listening for just a moment. w50e6 thwe have the spoartd spow england is going to change their immajoritimage is so terrible a. >> they are expected to take a 2 n2-nil lead. the australi australians declarn overnight tote sale 132-for-p. . cook wras caugh was caught out r one. they couldn't go on to make the really big score that en england needed. england managing to extend the game into
of the man? what did he mean to his country? >> el with, he -- well he means. i think the challenge is to live up to the example as he set, as president obama indicated. what was great about mandela was his respect for the rule of law. think about it for just a moment. 27 years in jail on an ill legitimate situation, his advisor said no no no you can't do it, you can't appear on this case of rugby and discrimination, a libel set of some sort, it was that stubborn sense of fairness which kept the process on track. and we americans owe him and the country of south africa a great debt. because nothing would have torn this country apart in the 1970s or perhaps in the '80s but a race war in south africa. so all i want to do is celebrate this wonderful, wonderful man. >> i actually want to pick up ou had been appointed by an african american president, you had seen the current day legacy of nelson mandela in south africa. how did it resonate? >> it resonated incredibly --hie country. you know from people on the street to people in government. everyone aspires to live up to the legacy he l
of their country. we will also tell you the specific plans now that we know about president obama's visit along with some other u.s. presidents here to south africa later this week as we report from soweto. >> lester, looking forward to that. we will get back to you shortly. >>> we want to get to today's top story in the u.s., another round of both powerful winter storms creating treacherous conditions at this point from california all the way to new england. the weather channel's mike seidel is in a very chilly leesburg, virginia, this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as we await the first wintery weather west of washington, dallas is encased in ice. the west coast got slammed by a second storm on saturday. in barts of north dakota and montana, temperatures have stayed below zero since thursday. no break in the wintery blast as a new storm moved into california. heavy snow in the mountains made the roads unsafe. >> it's slippery and dangerous. you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: icy conditions saturday went as far south as los angeles county, puttin
are crying out for democracy accusations of violence against protesters so where barack obama john kerry the mainstream media. i mean whatever some group of rebels protesters right mean freedom fighters fight for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or bomb their country back into the stone age like and libya served in iraq. some protest explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others who are mostly silent when i lived in bulgaria where there have also been struggling to buildings less than a month ago. and with the conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and slick of concern for some humans rights not the rights of others. what smells a bit fishy to me. but that's just my thing. i am the books. henne has it that in many of these seats about forty years today. ninety six to five. an exception to the reason i was going out for tea if i made myself and i was fourteen i would reckon this of course that person today. it's the same spot on reduce like a normal work on green st. well know everything about them and cut it off long beach. thou
% and the democratic round table got 40%. this means this is a divided country. do we want a divided venezuela? no, we want a united venezuela. >>> technology companies are demanding, surveillance, written have written an open letter to president barack obama and the congress saying we understand government has a duty to protect their citizens but this summer's revelations, highlighted the need to release government surveillance worldwide. they went on to add the balance has slipped on the way to the state and away from the individual, this undermines the freedomfreedoms we all cherish. and it's also emerged that some of those same companies and their customers have been infiltrated by intelligence agencies. microsoft's x box live network was one of them. under cover officers allegedly used games like world of war craft and second life to scout out potential informants. checked communications between millions of x box gamers. shi has more. >> the more we learn about the scale of the national security agency stages, the less likely we're to trust them. they are calling for the end of bulk data collecti
. and thank you to president obama of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> ice storm. a massive cold sweeps through a large part of the country. and it's not over. most parts will get hit with more. a live report next. >>> back to work. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for
with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but and i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand you guys view the world. i want to understand that your worldview. it is, look, you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality. michael kimmel on the fears, anxieties and rage of "angry white men" sunday night at nine on "after words." part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >>
, abc news, johannesburg. >> alex, thank you. >>> president obama called himself one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela. he ordered flags at the white house and across the country to be lowered to half staff. karen travers has reaction from around the world. ♪ >> reporter: outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter:. >> reporter: as a young ma
settlement. even as world powers prepare to sit down with iran the obama administration is opening the door to sell weapon defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. despite the deal with iran the country opposes threats addressed by the nuclear agreement. our emphasis to diplomatic tools should not be determined. we know we cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on american's military power and assurance to our allies and partners in the middle east that we will use it. hagel made the comment while addressing leaders in bahrain. >>> six suspect are in police custody accused of stealing radioactive material from a truck on monday. they are being interrogated to see if they played a role in the theft of cobalt 60. they located the truck on wednesday and recovered most of the material. the suspects were treated and releaseandrelease after all butd negative for radioactive poisoning. ♪ >>> an intense winter storm is moving through the mid section of the mit -- mid west. it's coming to an end. it sphreches o -- stretches from texas to the ohio valley texas has been
, it's being staged across the country today. >> fast food workers will stage another walkout. they are demanding a $15 hour minimum wage. >> the walkouts come a day after president obama weighed in on the issue. susan saulny has more on the issue from washington. >> reporter: calling income inequality a defining issue of our time, president obama tried to make a case for tackling the growing economic gap between the rich and poor. the president says he will push congress to boost the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> reporter: president obama said it was an issue to him as someone who grew up in a sometimes struggling middle-class family. >> there is no evidence that higher minimum wage jobs and raises low wage work area boosts short-term economic growth. >> reporter: the president's comments comes amid rising discontent from the middle and lower wage workers. workers at the largest emp
and that changed that country. the 95-year-old icon died thursday following a lengthy illness. president obama called him a transformative figure that now belongs to the ages. >>> coming up, former secretary of state colin powell on his lasting impact on politics and pop culture. >> how many people will get to say the nation changed and the world changed because i was >> al, i was thinking about y born.outhis morning. it's extraordinary. >> al, i was thinking about you. th this morning.at's rig your son was born on mandela's birthday.ht feel that >> that's right.we were very pl. that's right. i always feel that special bond because of that. >> we will have we were very pleased about thatn >> we will have more on nelson mandela but, first, let's look at the stories making headlines today.ries making headlines a dangerous ice storm taking ag place in texas to the great lakes. lakes. several places like several places like oklahoma and tennessee, have already declared emergencyhave already declared a state of emergency and more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled.d. >> and there is opt
as a positive step. but president obama was not taking a victory lap just yet when he made candid remarks at a forum yesterday. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me, what is the likelihood we're able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> joining me now is democratic senator benn cardin. >> pleasure to be with you. >> let's talk about the president. he's putting the chances of success at about 50/50. where do you put it? >> well, it's difficult to have a lot of confidence in what iran is doing. we know that they are still proceeding with a nuclear weapons program. we now have this interim agreement. we have to make sure that it is carried out to the letter and that there's negotiations to an agreement that would eliminate iran's capacity to enrich uranium to a nuclear fuel capacity for a weapon. and that's the challenge. as the president pointed out, we're going to have to be very cautious
at the headlines, the holiday shopping season is off to a disappointing start for retailers across the country. according to the latest numbers, weekend were down almost 3% from last year, but apparently people were doing a lot of window shopping, because foot traffic was actually up by 27%. >>> the obama administration says it has met it's own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov can now handle 50,000 users at a time. however, actual enrollment figures aren't scheduled for release until the middle of this month. meantime, december 23rd is still the last day to sign up for coverage. >>> new research suggests toddlers may learn better when they're allowed to get as messy as they want. the study from the university of iowa found that toddlers learned new words like applesauce, puddle and playdough when they could play with it. in other words, just let them make a mess. >>> it was another impressive weekend at the box office for "hunger games" flick. "catching fire" brought in $175 million. it took in $112 million from frid
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